Sneaker Guru Looks For Loopholes In NBA Age Limit Policy


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Herald News - Sonny Vaccaro, who runs the Reebok camp, believes that the NBA's age limit is un-American.

"I don't think it's fair to the American kids," Vaccaro said. "At least keep them equal. Don't come and tell me that the Europeans are ahead of us (in basketball). Don't come and tell me that they're catching up and that they're more well-schooled and that (stuff) and let them enter and our kids not."

Vaccaro believes there are loopholes in the NBA rules.

Establishing dual citizenship might be a way for Americans to circumvent the system. An American with dual citizenship could theoretically become eligible before the end of the year.

"If in fact they're letting the Europeans play earlier than our kids, then I said, 'OK, we'll apply for dual citizenship,'" Vaccaro said. "I know it's far-fetched, but on a legal matter with a few kids it could've been done."


Aw, Here It Goes!
Yea, I never liked the age limit myself. I thought it would take away too much from the game. If you think about how many players that came right out of high school. Image Garnett, LeBron, Jermaine, Kobe, Dwight, and all the others players that came out high school them not playing for a year or four. But they do learn fundamentals in college which makes them better players, but its tricky situation.


I agree 100%. I know education is important. But some of these young kids that came into the NBA straight out of highschool really helped the league, ESPECIALLY Lebron James. Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, all came out of Highschool and made big differences in the NBA. Also, why let European players come into the NBA as Teens, and not American players?